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Phillip Phillips Sued by 'American Idol' Producers for $6 Million

Phillip Phillips Sued by 'American Idol' Producers for $6 Million

Phillip Phillips is being sued for $6 million by one of the producers of American Idol for breach of contract.

The 25-year-old singer, who won the eleventh season of the singing competition series, tried to get out of his contract with management company 19 Entertainment back in January 2015.

Phillip alleged that 19 manipulated him into accepting jobs. Now, 19 claims that the singer is holding onto $1 million of the company’s money and that he should also have to pay “at least $5 million for repudiating and breaching various agreements,” according to THR.

Phillips has refused and insists that he will continue to refuse to perform pursuant to the Agreements, thereby causing Plaintiffs additional damages,” the complaint states. “The amount of the additional damages from these continuing breaches is not presently calculable with precision but will be presented at the time of trial and will exceed $5,000,000.”

Here is how Phillip‘s lawyer responded: “19′s new complaint is a blatant attempt to evade California’s jurisdiction and thwart its fundamental public policies crafted to protect artists. 19 cannot murder its parents, then seek mercy as an orphan.”

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  • Koos

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  • MMMMMMMMMM

    I wish those people the most excruciating of deaths. Capitalist pigs.

  • InAndOut

    The fact that 19 filed for bankruptcy with $512M in debt speaks of their horrible management. Everyone knows they are rip offs who have been taking advantage of the clients for years.

  • http://kundmalir.com/ Kund Malir

    Seems to be that 19 Entertainment is in a frantic position and looking for Phillips money now that they are having to file bankruptcy. They did a great job at one point, but trying to use someone else to get out of their bankruptcy issue is not the way to fix their money issues or problems. Yes, they did do a fantastic job and things were run well at one point and time, but someone within the company got greedy and it fell apart, which does not give them the right to take Phillips hard earned money that he did all the work for with his talent and try to make him the fall guy for their bankruptcy issues. This is very disappointing and I hope that Phillips is not made to have to pay one single penny to these greedy individuals!

  • http://onlygameonline.com/ onlygameonline

    These contracts must change to the artists favor. They are forced into slavery and charged outrageous amounts of money for services rendered. Record companies torpedo album sales and still charge artists. I am hoping One Direction sues Simon Cowell and Sony for the poor job they have done and thus pave the way for less successful artists…or form their own companies and treat artists fairly.

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